R v Higgs – WLR Daily

Posted June 27th, 2008 in copyright, law reports, video games by sally

R v Higgs [2008] EWCA Crim 1324; [2008] WLR (D) 211

“To establish the offence of selling a device which is primarily designed, produced, or adapted for the purpose of enabling or facilitating the circumvention of effective technological measures, it must be shown that the technological measure concerned physically prevents infringement of copyright, and is not merely a discouragement or commercial hindrance to copyright infringement.The Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) so held in allowing an appeal by the defendant, Neil Stanley Higgs, against his conviction on 19 October 2007 in the Crown Court at Bristol before Her Honour Judge Hagen of 26 offences contrary to s 296ZB of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.”

WLR Daily, 26th June 2008

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